Tired of new social media services that promise to bring customers to the door? Well, the truth is consumers are using social media to connect, and you might be able to see business results by harnessing this. Here Richard Alvin looks at the options available to you.
Last year food giant Unilever dropped the ad agency it had been using for over a decade and put up a $10,000 bounty for new ideas to promote Peperami on TV. Here Fergus Dyer-Smith, Co-founder of Wooshii looks at how cost effective research can help grow your business.
A leading law firm is warning that SMEs are not doing enough to protect themselves from the threat of cybersquatters.
The question I get asked most, by business owners and entrepreneurs, is ‘When do I get help?’ How do I know when my business needs some kind of support?
In a bid to better support the 66 per cent of businesses that want external support, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has relaunched itself with a view to become an “extra member of staff” for Britain’s small businesses.
Like most of us, I’ve had the culture of long term business planning drummed into me throughout my career. Plotting a three or five year plan for a new venture; hours pouring over spreadsheets, forecasting and re-forecasting. I have to confess it’s been the least useful tool in my entrepreneurial tool box.
Think of Location Location Location, SuperNanny, The Choir, Grow Your Own Drugs, The Apprentice, Grand Designs, How Clean is Your House, You are What You Eat, The House of Tiny Tearaways and Working Lunch to name but a few. They all needed new experts when they were devised – and so will many future shows.
Cardiff-based firm Waterspace Developments have made a bit of a splash with the launch of their first floating office in Cardiff Bay.
DX Group, the only UK-wide postal company to have its own end-to-end operation that is not reliant on Royal Mail, has today unveiled changes to its next day service, SecureDX. Important items can be sent to any UK postcode address for up to 30 per cent less than Royal Mail Special Delivery (RMSD).
Getting paid is not always as easy as it should be and threatening to terminate the contract is usually a last resort. There are intermediate steps you can take as well as including some protective measures in your contract terms.
Anyone with a good idea and adequate common sense can start a business, but establishing and growing it is another matter.
In the current climate, where money lending has all but dried up, orders are falling, and firms are trimming all the fat possible by cutting costs, the hard part is often working out how to grow your business.